Modern Music Quotes On Success In Life

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A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging modern music quotes, modern music sayings, and modern music proverbs.

Best Modern Music Quotes

  1. “Modern music is people who can’t think signing artists who can’t write songs to make records for people who can’t hear.” ~ Frank Zappa
  2. “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words.” ~ Victor Hugo
  3. “Modern music is as dangerous as narcotics.” ~ Pietro Mascagni
  4. “I am quite certain in my heart of hearts that modern music and modern art is not a conspiracy, but is a form of truth and integrity for those who practise it honestly, decently and with all their being.” ~ Michael Tippett
  5. “Music is enough for a lifetime – but a lifetime is not enough for music.” ~ Sergei Rachmaninoff

  6. “Without the blues, modern music would be nothing like it is now – not remotely.” ~ Henry Rollins
  7. “The academic area of new music or modern music festivals is not something which attracts me at all.” ~ Gavin Bryars
  8. “That’s what so sad about a lot of modern music, in my opinion, so many young bands never stay around long enough to fulfill their ultimate promise. They only get halfway there or a quarter of the way there.” ~ Alan Vega
  9. “There is much modern music that is better adapted to a wind combination than to a string, although for obvious reasons originally scored for an orchestra. If in such cases the interpretation is equal to the composition the balance of a wind combination is more satisfying.” ~ John Philip Sousa
  10. “All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.” ~ Frank Zappa

  11. “But I can’t really say there is too much modern music that I’m blown away by at this moment” ~ Duncan Sheik
  12. “All music is folk music. I ain’t never heard a horse sing a song.” ~ Louis Armstrong
  13. “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  14. “All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff…Basically what people want to hear is: I love you, you love me, the leaves turn brown, they fell off the trees, the wind is blowing, it got cold, you went away, my heart broke, you came back, and my heart was okay…Modern music is people who can’t think signing artists who can’t write songs to make records for people who can’t hear. Most people wouldn’t know good music if it came up and bit them on the ass…If lyrics make people do things, how come we don’t love each other?” ~ Frank Zappa
  15. “Modern music and artistry would look and sound completely different if not for the groundbreaking contributions Michael Jackson gifted to the world.” ~ L.A. Reid

  16. “There’s always been good and bad music. Many composers hide behind modern music in order to not make music.” ~ Pepe Romero
  17. “85% of modern music doesn’t have a damn thing to do with music. It has to do with looking good. Name me one woman on the top ten right now who isn’t absolutely smoking hot. You think that’s a coincidence?” ~ Patrick Rothfuss
  18. “It takes a pretty strong person, a rather unusual young person, to stand up to ridicule and refuse to give in to temptation. There are so many things today in modern music, on television, and in the movies that portray a life that is nowhere near the life the Lord would have us live. Consequently, we cannot afford to turn to the radio, television, or Hollywood to take our cues about what is right and what is wrong. It is scary to realize that the more we are exposed to Hollywood’s version of life, the more we gradually begin to accept it.” ~ Robert L. Millet
  19. “I did not like that name “world music” in the beginning. I think that African music must get more respect than to be put in a ghetto like that. We have something to give to others. When you look to how African music is built, when you understand this kind of music, you can understand that a lot of all this modern music that you are hearing in the world has similarities to African music. It’s like the origin of a lot of kinds of music.” ~ Baaba Maal
  20. “If you don’t trust the roots of the modern music in Africa, then there’s hope for that music at all.” ~ Angelique Kidjo

  21. “All this machinery making modern music can still be open-hearted. Not so boldly charted, it’s really just a question of your honesty.” ~ Neil Peart
  22. “We are a band that stylistically crosses a lot of barriers and generational gaps. The heavier portion of the band, the modern music elements, the visual part of the band appeal to a younger audience. For an older audience, we have chops and great songs that are reminiscent of the things that were great about rock and roll when they enjoyed it. We’re the kind of band that can cross those lines.” ~ Andy Biersack
  23. “It’s wonderful to look back and think you were part of a force that shaped modern music and influenced the public in so many ways. However, that’s all in the past.” ~ George Harrison
  24. “As to…old composers like Schubert or Beethoven, I imagine that, while modern music expresses both feeling, thought and imagination, they expressed pure feeling. And you know all day sitting at work, eating, walking, etc., you have hundreds of feelings that can’t be put into words. And that is why I think that in a sense music is the highest of the arts, because it really begins where the others leave off.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  25. “In the hysterical technocracy of modern music, sorrow is sent to the back of the class where it sits, pissing its pants in mortal terror.” ~ Nick Cave

  26. “If we think today the way TV is ordering us to think, we think of Einstein as someone modern. Stravinsky is modern music, but it came at the time of Birth of a Nation, which is an old movie.” ~ Jean-Luc Godard
  27. “What matters in modern music is not the part you can write down, the words and the tune, but the rest – the texture, the atmosphere, the references and associations.” ~ Brian Eno
  28. “To the seeker after the new, or the sensational, to those who expect a sinister frisson from modern music, it is my melancholy duty to point out that all the bomb throwing and guillotining has already taken place.” ~ Constant Lambert
  29. “In Bach there is still too much crude Christianity, crude Germanism, crude scholasticism; he stands on the threshold of European (modern) music, but he looks back from there to the Middle Ages.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  30. “The blues echoes right through into soul, R&B and hip hop. It’s part of the make-up of modern music. You can’t turn your back on the blues.” ~ Ronnie Wood

  31. “What’s holding me up is I’m confused about the nature of the music. Because the modern music doesn’t reach me. I mean to say the sound of the modern electric production. A lot of sequencers… synths. That’s what people are buying. Because that doesn’t reach me, it throws me back to like 1948, but I don’t want to be there. Back there, I’m talking about blues records… The roots of rock’n’roll is rhythm and blues and that’s like really where I’m at, where I was always at.” ~ Joe Strummer
  32. “I had no idea of the historical evolution of the civilized world’s music and had not realized that all modern music owes everything to Bach.” ~ Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  33. “The danger in having modern music tied to a period piece is that hearing something may take you out of the moment.” ~ Aldis Hodge

  34. “I heard a lot of different kinds of music. I heard country music, I heard jazz, I heard symphonic music, opera, everything you can think of except very modern music.” ~ Pauline Oliveros
  35. “Modern music is three farts and a raspberry orchestrated.” ~ John Barbirolli

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